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Chris Wright

Basketball standout fights MS in Laurel

Basketball standout fights MS in Laurel

Many top American basketball players, especially those not drafted by the NBA, head overseas to continue their playing careers.

That is the case for Chris Wright, 25, who grew up in Bowie and played at St. John's College High and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., then headed to Europe to continue his play.

In 2012, while playing in Turkey, Wright learned that he had multiple sclerosis. The next year he began the Chris Wright Foundation to provide education and awareness of multiple sclerosis, as well as to provide charitable giving to other nonprofit organizations, according to a release from Georgetown University.

Wright said the foundation has given more...